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Old 10-08-2012, 10:51 PM
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Do you think Noah is currently underweight? I'm not really sure ..
His brother is about 4 times his size though I feel he is overweight tbh ( his brother that is )and someone commented at class that Noah is too skinny, can feel ribs and spine etc.

Obviously I'm worried with his tummy being a mess, I don't want him getting even more ill.

His ribs ARE visible if he stretches a certain way and I can feel them if I run my hand along his belly, his spine to me doesn't feel particularly prominent.
Is he too skinny for his age? should I up his food?





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Old 10-08-2012, 10:57 PM
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I think he looks spot on, people are just used to seeing overweight dogs.
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He looks like he's a healthy weight. So many people are used to seeing overweight dogs that a normal sized one looks too skinny to them.


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Looks good to me!
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Thankyou, settles my worries!
I personally agree really, it's the same with horses people are so used to overweight ones the minute ribs can be felt or seen you get accused of starving them ;(

He looks lean to me but wasn't sure if he should be more chubby due to being a puppy, he is looking so grown up lately lol.
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He looks perfect to me. He's getting to that point where they start thinning out and getting more of an adult shape. If Mylo stretches out you can see his ribs but not if he's standing normally.
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As long as his ribs aren't normally visible, then you are good. You are supposed to be able to feel his ribs and spine. That is how you know a dog is a healthy weight.

People CONSTANTLY tell me that Toby is underweight. Like others have said, people are just used to overweight dogs.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:20 PM
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That's how I've been judging on what to feed him tbh, feeling his ribs as long as I can still feel them but they've still covered I feel that is a good guideline.
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